Greenback Heritage Museum

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Welcome to our museum                     

Welcome to the Greenback Heritage Museum in Greenback, Tennessee. Our museum was established to preserve items related to the history and heritage of the area around Greenback.  The town was created in 1889 in anticipation of the railroad which began service in 1890.  The name Greenback was adopted from a nearby post office that was established in 1883 in a country store known as “Thompson’s Stand” after one of its owners, Lorenzo Thompson.  The post office designation “Greenback” arose from the name a national political party that was active in the region following the Civil War.

The museum houses a collection of artifacts and memorabilia donated or loaned by local families, businesses and institutions. These include documents, books, pictures, farm tools, household items, telephones, antique radios and business equipment from the 1800s and early 1900s.  A unique item on display is the Greenback Heritage Scrapbook which is a compilation of documents, pictures, newspaper clippings and articles covering the history of the area from around 1800 until recent times. Each year the museum sponsors a Quilt Show in the late summer or fall. 


Across the street from the museum is the historic Greenback Depot built in 1914 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The depot hosts special events throughout the year and has railroad items on display.


Follow the links at the top of the page to learn more about us and what we have to offer.  Thank you for visiting our web page and we hope to see you in person soon.

New at the Museum!  A self guided tour of Historical Greenback